Contribute Your Expertise

Be a Thought Leader, Educator, and Mentor

Each day individuals from around the world visit the Women in Standards to learn about standards development and standardization.

You can be that source of truth for those thousands of individuals that visit Women in Standards, your community for standards volunteers and professionals. 

Speaker Showcase

Women in Standards has welcomed Standardization experts from around the world to share their knowledge.

We’ve included just a few of the many speakers we’ve welcomed, visit our recording library to view their presentations and reach out to volunteer today.

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Tim Rühlig, Research Fellow, Swedish Institute of International Affairs
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Vicki Worden, CEO, Green Building Initiative
Warren Merkel
Warren Merkel, Leader, Standards Services Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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Darlene Allen, President, National Association of Parliamentarians
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Casandra Robinson, Physical Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Jan-Henrik Tiedemann
Jan-Henrik Tiedemann, Head of the IEC Academy & Capacity Building, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

Volunteer to Present

Submit Your Proposal Today

Volunteer to present on a standards related topic or coordinate with fellow standards experts to speak on a panel.

Not sure what topic to cover? Visit our “Inspiration Center” for a few suggestions.

Still not sure? Sign up to present and we’ll work with you to identify a topic.

To volunteer please use our Presenter Submission Form, click here.

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Inspiration Center

Interested in writing an article for Women in Standards or presenting on a topic at a Women in Standards webinar or panel but not sure what topic to cover? We are here to help! Please find below a few suggestions to inspire you! 

What is a standard?

How are standards developed?

How does your organization develop standards?

What is your “I volunteered for a Standards Committee story”?

How has your industry used standards to solve a problem?

What is a relevant, new development in the field?

What is an interesting ‘history of standards’ story that you’ve learned about?

Tell us about that time you developed a standard, was their drama? Intrigue? Conflict?

How do you see standards changing over time?

Why do you participate in standards?

How can technology support standards development?

Submit an Article

Submit Your Story Today

Share your knowledge and expertise and support the professional development of others in your community.

Gain visibility for you and your organization. 

Be a thought leader.

Need an article idea? Visit our “Inspiration Center” for a few suggestions.

To submit your article, email your draft article to admin@womeninstandards.org

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Audience:

Women in Standards readers are volunteers in standards development including professors, students, consumers and consumer advocates, corporate and government professionals and individuals working at standards development organizations and consortia groups.

They are diverse, visiting from countries from around the world and bringing with them a myriad of life experiences and points of view. They are seeking new ideas, knowledge, motivation, and comradery.

Women in Standards readers are seeking different viewpoints and approaches to standardization and thoughtful discussions of difficult challenges facing standardization. 

Publication Rules:

Your submission must be relevant and appropriate. Your community is seeking your knowledge and expertise in standards development and standardization. 

Submitting an article gives the Women in Standards the rights to publish and edit, if needed. Women in Standards will review all submissions and make minor changes for readability, organization, and consistency with other Women in Standards publications prior to publication.

Women in Standards reserves the right to refuse a submitted article for any reason. Date of publication will depend on topic, relevance to the current editorial calendar, and other factors as applicable. 

Be a Mentor

Volunteer as a Guide Today

Standards Guides are volunteers that support fellow members.

Standards Guides contribute their expertise in many ways, what option works best for you?

  • Offer to work one-on-one with a Women in Standards member. Being a resource to them as they work through their first year as a standards volunteer.
  • Write a monthly column in the Women in Standards newsletter, providing suggestions and tips for up and coming professionals.
  • Volunteer to welcome new members to our community. Providing an inclusive environment where they feel welcome and are able to find the resources they need. 

To Volunteer, reach out to admin@womeninstandards.org today.

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